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Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine. Read about why the flu vaccine is a good idea for your family on the East Tennessee Children's Hospital website:
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Here's your chance to win the ultimate tailgate machine! Winner also gets a signed Peyton Manning football. Enter now at bit.ly/2cS2FfO or buy your tickets tomorrow before the big game at McDonald's on Cumberland Avenue.
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Pre-register by Wednesday, September 14th for the upcoming Safe Sitter class at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in September.
Register for Healthy Kids safe sitter and CPR classes at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
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Local hero/international WWE superstar Kane stopped by East Tennessee Children's Hospital this week to visit some of our patients.
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Sandy Hammontree's daughter Niki surprised mom during her shift at East Tennessee Children's Hospital today, arriving home from serving overseas in the military a few weeks early.
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Thank you to Knoxville News Sentinel Open golfers Grayson Murray and Brian Campbell for visiting kids at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
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AJ Cucksey was named the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for the state of Tennessee. He and his family will spend the year sharing his journey with brain tumors and how East Tennessee Children's Hospital has helped him. Read AJ's story in the latest issue of It's About Children:
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the United States, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Last year at Children's Hospital, 47 children were diagnosed with a form of cancer, and currently, there are more than 200 patients in follow-up treatment. From pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, Child Life specialists and other clinical staff members, the experts in the Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department help care for patients and families during a difficult time in their lives.
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Looking for a healthy snack for your kids? Try a banana!
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Happy Labor Day!
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TRAFFIC UPDATE: On Thursday, September 1, the University of Tennessee Volunteers will play their first home game at 7 p.m. This will greatly affect traffic coming to and leaving from Children's Hospital. During the hours of 3 - 7 p.m., road closures will slow traffic. For non-emergency visits, we recommend you try to make trips before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m. Should you need to visit during these hours, please follow the map posted here. Parking for patient families and Children's Hospital guests is still available in the Children's Hospital garage; no football parking is allowed. Please share this information with your family and friends who may want to visit during this time.

Traffic coming to Children's Hospital: take 17th street exit to Clinch Avenue. Even coming from the south, this is the recommended route.

Traffic leaving Children's Hospital: Travel west on Clinch Avenue, left on 22nd street, right on Cumberland to Alcoa highway (US 129). This will be the only way out during this time.
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Who else is ready for football time in Tennessee?
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2018 Clinch AvenueUSTennesseeKnoxville37916
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Joshua Rinne
2 months ago
This review is directed towards the GI department (Dr. Ammar). Back towards the beginning of the year, our son (still 3 years old at the time) was having blood (very, very little) in his stool. After visiting our pediatrician, they set us up to go to Children's for a consultation with a specialists (Dr. Ammar). After a rather lengthy wait in the patient room (not the waiting room), Dr. Ammar entered, asked a few questions and then quickly jumped to the suggestion that our son probably had polyps. What was intended to be a consultation, turned into my son having multiple vials of blood taken for testing. At no point, was a time frame mentioned on when we should expect to hear back on the results. After 3 days, I called Dr. Ammar's office and requested to know when we could expect results. I was informed that the results would be discussed during my sons follow up visit (just over 3 weeks away). Told the nurse that was unacceptable seeing as we were scared into the possibility that not only our son could have polyps, but that they could potentially be cancerous. Before I was able to get them to share the results with me, I was told they don't give results over the phone. Another ridiculous "policy" seeing as it's important results regarding OUR son. Test results - benign 3 weeks went by (to which our son had NO MORE stools with blood present) and during the follow up, Dr Ammar mentions the next "best" thing to do to make sure there aren't polyps was to do a colonoscopy. Still a little shocked that this "could" be happening to our little guy, we agree to set up a date for the procedure. As we're still in the patient room processing what could be going on with our son, Dr. Ammar peeked his head in the room and quickly adds that an endoscopy is also highly recommended to make sure everything is clear. We agree (again, still trying to process everything) and leave the hospital knowing in one week, our son would be having two evasive procedures done to his tiny body. Over the next couple days, we learned more and more just how awful of a day our son was going to have the day prior to the procedures. Our son (3 years old and around 30lbs) was going to have to not only take two different medicines to help clear out his digestive system, but would also have to take 17 doses of a laxative. 17!!!!? Now we started getting more than a little scared because not only is general anesthesia potentially harmful for toddlers (very few cases of death), but odds of his body doing well without any food in his system at all was very unlikely given his age and size. We also came across a multitude of medical journals and case studies that indicated that a colonoscopy at his age would actually increase his chances of developing polyps (the very thing he wanted to look for). On top of that, we found out that in cases where toddlers were found to have polyps, 90+% of them were taken care of by the toddlers own body. That's right, polyps more than likely tend to auto amputate due to the amazing way toddlers bodies handle foreign objects during developmental growth. All this info, coupled with the greater fact that blood had not been present for almost a full month, gave us a great settling peace with cancelling our sons next appointment. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR DOCTOR'S SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION HERE. Dr. Ammar did not share ANY of info I mentioned with us at all. Instead, he went right to the option that would line his pocket book. We will NEVER take our kids here again and will go to Nashville solely based on the facts I've shared.
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Tammy Brewer
a month ago
Great staff, nurses and doctors.. Very caring and extremely fast. Granddaughter had tonsils out. It took less then 5 hours and we where heading back home.
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Alisa Reece
2 months ago
During my surgery I had some amazing nurses and I had a very well experienced time there. I love this hospital and will continue to go here.
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Barbara McKinney
a month ago
See of the doctors and nurse are nice and helpful but just because we aren't rich or have an ass load of money they profile you for it and look at you like you are nothing
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Kristin Anders
in the last week
Best emergency care I've ever gotten for my child. Answered to every concern I had and went well out of their way to make us feel helped, educated, and at home. Didn't have to wait to long for treatment.
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Vanessa McClain
3 months ago
My husband and I were very pleased with the care our son received while in the hospital. Everyone's understanding of us due to our concern with our son's illness was so helpful. We were shown kindness and a caring attitude from the hospital staff and doctors.
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Alysha Peacock
4 months ago
Not only did they save my daughter's life but they took exceptional care of her. The entire staff go above and beyond their job requirements. There is no way I would take my children to any other hospital.
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Gregory Stark
4 months ago
Have been taking my son her for that last 3 years for his heart condition. The staff is always polite, with an up lifting environment, even when facing difficulty. I would recommend to anyone with children.